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    27.5 travel bike/luggage/wheels... ?

    Anyone stick a 27.5 wheeled machine in a travel case (suitcase size) yet?

    Wondering if the tires have to be removed (like a 29'er) or if you just need to let more air out (than a 26").

    For lack of a better image, an S&S case like this:


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    My travel bike is a 650b and it fits in my case with the tires still on it. I do let air out of the tires (38mm para-motos) but they can remain on the rim. I went with the 650b size to make packing easier - getting my old 700c CX bike into the case was tough. The 650b is easier (although I'm not say "easy").
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